Pierre-Andre Bourque 1940–2006

Emeritus Professor Pierre-André Bourque, of Laval University, died suddenly on September 9, 2006 while carrying out field work in Morocco.

Professor Bourque was born December 12, 1940 in Shawinigan, Québec. His passion for science and his curiosity for natural processes lead him to Université de Montréal where he obtained his geology degrees. His 1969 M.Sc. and 1973 Ph.D. theses on the stratigraphy of the Silurian-Devonian Gaspé successions laid down the foundation for our modern-day understanding of their evolution. His passion for sedimentology was only matched by his true love for the Gaspé Peninsula...

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